Monday, October 25, 2010

All Hallow's Eats

You're waaay too old to be going door-to-door, trying to scare up a few Halloween treats. (Besides, you're not tricking anyone with that bed sheet). But you'd still like something good to eat. Satisfy your sugar cravings with these candy-inspired Halloween sweets.

Lei Chic Corn Star
When a Halloween candy icon meets up with a to-die-for dessert, it’s a complete sugar rush. Case in point: Otto Cake's Candy Corn Cheesecake. Just for the Halloween season Otto is whipping up his famous cheesecake, flavoring it with honey (the main flavor in candy corn) and sugar coating it in yellow, orange and white hues, making the perfect eye (and mouth) candy. Otto Cake, 1160 Smith St., Chinatown, 808.834.OTTO. Photo courtesy: Firebird Photography

Lei Chic There's An App-le For That
Forgo the jaw workout and sugary mess
for Wooden Spoon's Caramel Apple Macarons. The bakery infuses apple cider into its homemade caramel fleur de sel (salted caramel) cream filling and sandwiches it between delicate almond macaron shells for a deliciously non-sticky situation. Available at Verde Restaurant, 4-1101 Kuhio Hwy., Kapa‘a, 808.821.1400, and via online order at


Lei ChicBuggin' Out
Making mud pies is so much fun, but it takes an extreme daredevil to eat one. Get your pitchfork ready. Satura Cakes is now offering up cups of Halloween Worm Cakelayers of decadent chocolate crunch mousse, red velvet sponge cake and real Oreo cookie chunks, topped off with yummy gummy worms. Go ahead, dig in. Satura Cakes, Harbor Court Business Tower Lobby, 55 Merchant St., Honolulu, 808.537.1206; Ward Centre, 808.537.1206.

Lei ChicPop Rocks
We're fans of pretty much any food on a stick, but Ono Pops' Kabocha Pumpkin Brown Betty Popsicle really takes the cake. Only available during Halloween week, it's made of local kabocha squash roasted with organic molassas, spices, sweet butter from Naked Cow Dairy, and chunks of sugary caramel.
Snag one at the Blaisdell Farmer's Market on Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m., at the Kaiser H.S. Farmer's Market on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and at the Hale‘iwa Farmer's Market on Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lei ChicBar None
Satisfy your inner Betty White and your hunger for rich chocolate, nougat, peanuts and creamy caramel with Cave Envy's ridiculously scrumptious Snickers Cheesecake. Luscious cheesecake topped with Snickers chunks and a heavenly swirl of chocolate ganache? Pure win. Available by special order from Cake Envy, 808.366.8807,


Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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